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4:45 PM ET, December 12, 2018

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David Folkenflik / NPR:
Sources: Tribune Publishing paid former LAT exec Davan Maharaj $2.5M+ to avert a lawsuit, keeping an anti-Semitic slur by ex-chairman Michael Ferro under wraps  —  Several months after taking control of the troubled Tribune Publishing Co. in 2016, Chicago investor Michael Ferro convened …
Gerry Smith / Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple plans to relaunch Texture as an “all-you-can-eat” news subscription service, built into Apple News, as soon as spring 2019; publishers are wary  —  - Texture is set to evolve into Apple News subscription feature  — Media executives remain wary of Apple's latest media foray
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
NPR announces RAD, an open source podcast analytics technology that aims to collect better listening metrics while respecting user privacy  —  Internet users are already being tracked to death, with ads that follow us around, search histories that are collected and stored …
Bloomberg:
Court document shows National Enquirer publisher American Media Inc. took a non-prosecution deal, admitting role in a hush payment to affect the 2016 election  —  - CEO Pecker met with Cohen, other campaign staffer in 2015  —  At least one other person from Donald Trump's presidential …
Nathaniel Popper / New York Times:
CBS News settles lawsuit with three women who accused Charlie Rose of sexual harassment, but legal proceedings against Rose continue  —  CBS News reached a legal settlement with three women who accused the network of not doing enough to stop one of its anchors, Charlie Rose, from sexually harassing them.
Eliza Brooke / Vox:
How recommendation sites like the Strategist and Wirecutter maintain readers' trust while earning revenue through affiliate links  —  Sites like the Strategist, Wirecutter, and BuzzFeed Reviews want to help you find the best of the best. … Say you want to buy a travel mug.
Steven Perlberg / BuzzFeed News:
About 80% of New York Magazine editorial staffers asked management to voluntarily recognize an editorial union on Wednesday morning  —  Staffers at New York magazine on Wednesday morning asked management to voluntarily recognize an editorial union, becoming the latest media company to push …
ProPublica:
ProPublica names the 14 newsrooms and journalists who will participate in the second year of the Local Reporting Network, including NOLA.com and WNYC  —  ProPublica named 14 newsrooms and local reporters on Wednesday who will participate in the second year of the ProPublica Local Reporting Network …
Freddy Mayhew / Press Gazette:
BuzzFeed News LGBT Editor Patrick Strudwick said he was worried about the impact of the press on transgender people, claiming they have become a “scapegoat”  —  Buzzfeed's Patrick Strudwick said he worries about the effect the media has on transgender people as he collected …
Chattanoogan.com:
Chattanooga NewsChannel 9 reporter Alex George, battling cancer, says Sinclair Broadcasting terminated her contract  —  A popular young reporter for NewsChannel 9 has been terminated by Sinclair Broadcasting as she battles cancer.  —  Alex George wrote on her Twitter account on Friday, “Hi all, I want to clarify for those who asked.
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
CBS News promotes Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett to Chief Washington Correspondent  —  CBS News has promoted Major Garrett to the post of Chief Washington Correspondent.  —  A veteran journo, Garrett has served as Chief White House Correspondent since joining CBS News in 2012.
Discussion: @ldserio and TVNewser
Rochelle Toplensky / Financial Times:
EU antitrust officials launch probe into Vodafone's acquisition of Liberty Global's cable assets in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, and Romania  —  EU antitrust officials have launched an in-depth probe into Vodafone's €18.4bn purchase of Liberty Global's cable assets in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary and Romania.
 
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Profiles of nonprofit news outlets Borderzine, Flint Beat, and The Colorado Independent, run by young women reporting local news that reflects their experiences
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Edward Felsenthal / Time:
Time Magazine awards its Person of the Year honor to Jamal Khashoggi, Rappler CEO Maria Ressa, imprisoned Reuters journalists, and Capital Gazette staff